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The National Trust - Historic Houses And Landscape Gardens To Visit

Updated on August 30, 2011

About The National Trust

The National Trust is a registered charity who preserve and open to the public historic houses and gardens, monuments, notable open spaces such as woodland and forests, islands, farmland, nature reserves and many more.

The charity rely on membership fees, donations and revenue from on site restaurants and shops. You can hire certain properties to get married at, these make wonderful wedding venues and help support the charity immensely. The National Trust have over 300 historic houses and gardens open to the public.

Over 62 million people have visted National Trust properties and open spaces and there are currently 3.5 million members.

Visiting a National Trust property is a lovely day out even if you aren't into history or historic places. It's nice just to take a scenic walk through some bluebell woods or have lunch in the restaurant or tea room of a National Trust property. Maybe picnic in the grounds of a stately home, there are many things to do and these days out are especially great for children as they can be both educational and lots of fun.

From 1999 to 2005 I was lucky enough to spend 6 years living on the South Coast of Britain. It enabled me to travel extensively around the Southern countryside and coastline. I estimate that I have been lucky enough to have visited well over 80 National Trust properties and open spaces, and have seen some of the most beautiful houses and gardens in the UK.

I love to share what the National Trust has to offer, and hope that maybe some of you would feel inclined to visit these wonderfully beautiful places of British history sometime.

Places hubbed so far:

Petworth House and Park

Chartwell - Home of Sir Winston Churchill

Bodiam Castle

In 2005 the BBC showed a fascinating 10 part documentary series about The National Trust. It was filmed over the course of 2 years and showed what life is like working for the charity. One of the properties featured was the childhood home of John Lennon, and is a must see for any Beatles fan.

Examples of Places You Could Visit

Polesden Lacey
Polesden Lacey
Sheffield Park Garden
Sheffield Park Garden
Claremont Landscape Garden
Claremont Landscape Garden
Scotney Castle Garden
Scotney Castle Garden

The National Trust - Solving Climate Change Problems


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